This colonial style mansion is located at 11308 Stoneledge Court in Reston, VA and was built in 1998. It boasts a large gated driveway and a grand Portico. The Embassy style residence boasts 20,000 square feet of living space with a grand double staircase, large formal entertaining rooms, library, 8 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, indoor swimming pool, outdoor swimming pool and much more. It is listed at $4,499,000.

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  • Scott

    Wow – all I can say is send that architect back to school!




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  • Nick

    Talking about serious crappiness…Unbelievably HIDEOUS…

    The Russian mansion with the Rolls-Royce Ghost compared to this abortion looks like “Le Belvedere”…




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  • Barney

    BARF-A-LICIOUS FROM BASEMENT TO ROOF. The exterior (which is MUCH worse than the interior) looks like a commerical, turn-of-the-century hospital turned, VERY poorly into a crappy attempt at a “home”. Don’t get me wrong…..the interior needs allllll kindsa’ help too. WRETCH worthy.




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  • Daniel

    Exterior looks like a college dorm, interior looks like a 25 cent version of Palais des Agnes.




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  • Grrrowler

    There is a late 19th century elementary school in Seattle that was converted to condos in the 1980’s. This building reminds me a lot of that one. The condos and the historic building are beautiful; this house is anything but beautiful. The problem is that the used-to-be-a-school concept works for condos, but not for a private house.

    It’s generous to say that the interior is a hot mess. The conglomeration of styles doesn’t work at all, and the last thing the world needs is a mediocre classic-style house filled with ugly pastel-colored rooms.




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  • george

    When I first looked at the posting I thought it was ………..actually I’m not sure what I thought. Then I looked at Realtor.com to see how it compared to the other houses for sale in Reston Va. It is 3 times more money than the next most expensive and 5 times more than the next one after that. Even if you have poor taste, as I do, this is a very poor investment.




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  • rob

    This is funny. Everyone thinks it looks like a school and that was my first thought. This looks like some old boarding school. It also looks like it was built a long time ago and is way out of character for the neighborhood. I bet the local kids call this the haunted mansion. What is the story on this place? If I had to guess I would say it was a CIA safehouse for defecting diplomats. This is one strange cookie.




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  • Lonnie

    Not trying to be funny or anything but some of you guys are really critical with some of the comments you make about these homes. Can you even afford them yourself? I do understand the fact that we all have different taste but evidently the people that purchased this home loved it. I’m just saying….




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    • rob

      Are you the agent for the house?




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  • NOVA Ben

    I don’t remember who said it, but someone has made a couple comments in the last week or so saying that a few homes look like something created on The Sims, but THIS is surely the closest to a real-life Sims house that I’ve seen. The windows, the colors, the brick, everything. This is awful awful awful.

    I spent the first 12 years of my life in Reston, and still live only about ten minutes away in nearby Herndon. For anyone interested in urban/suburban planning, the history of Reston is very interesting. It was very innovative in its planning and use of open space within high-density living areas, and it received a lot of national and international attention in the ’60s when it was founded, right up to the current day. The Wikipedia article is great for anyone interested in that aspect.

    My elementary school was built in the mid ’70s when the energy crisis hit the country. As a highly experimental pilot program for energy efficient buildings, they built the school underground (by shaving a natural hill, building the structure, and replacing the ground back on top of it) and set up a network of solar panels over a central courtyard to power the place. The amazing thing about all this is that the construction of the school was funded almost in full through a donation by the crown prince of Saudi Arabia. So I went to public elementary school in a building funded by the Saudis. In the long-term, the project didn’t live up to expectations, but that gives you an idea, ecology-wise, of what the philosophy was for Reston’s creation.

    This home, clearly, has nothing to do with all that.




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  • NOVA Ben

    I should also point out that this home is not located within the original portion of Reston that I discussed in my above comment. Thankfully.




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  • localguy

    I fully agree with all of the negative comments made about this house. I’ve been inside it on several occasions around 2000 and 2001 and want to point out that the home has been under construction this entire time (13+years) and has NEVER been occupied by an owner. The very small lot it sits on has a circular driveway that has been gated and locked with pad locks and chains for as long as I can remember. I am also under the impression that several of the craftsmen working on the house over the years have lived there while doing their work.

    McLean, Great Falls and Middleburg VA along with Potomac MD and DC itself have some spectacular, awe-inspiring estates. Many have been shown on this site but this example is clearly NOT one of them.




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  • joejoe509

    LOL. NOVA Ben – Yeah this totally is a Sims house! Everything is mismatched with no clear direction/theme and the architectural pieces are what you would find in that game. I could easily reconstruct that terrible front conical portico area in about two minutes.

    Anyway… It’s not the worst house I’ve seen on here but it’s gotta be in the top 10 or 15. Other than a few small details, this house really has little going for it. Some houses just need a good decorator or could be saved with mild reconstruction. I’m no architect or designer, but in my opinion this house is almost beyond repair. New paint for most of the rooms is first priority. That entrance/portico must be replaced with something less offensive. I would change the windows for some more interesting ones. To break up the boring exterior, maybe you could grow some ivy? Obviously I’m just not a fan of this house.




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  • Anastasios

    I used to live in that neighborhood in 1995 and I remember that house being there back then, uninhabited. We had heard that a rich foreign diplomat had started building it and then got transferred back home…who knows if that is true. It is kind of awkwardly situated–all the rest of the homes in the neighborhood are normal-sized single-family homes.




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